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For group bookings please contact
017687 77246 or
contact@derwentwater.org


Learning programmes for schools
and youth groups.

"I am so glad to see that the hostel continues to grow and cater for its visitors. I've been bringing students to this beautiful house since 2002. It provides an excellent base for carrying out river studies within the Borrowdale Valley. Over the years hundreds of Essex students have been knee-deep in water collecting data, but however cold or wet we have got, a warm welcome has always been provided by the hostel. Students always remember this place: it’s often the first thing they mention to me after years have gone by and they are all grown up. A big thank you from a teacher and all the Thurstable as well as Moulsham students that have been here."

Paul Mason (teacher at Moulsham High School and previously at Thurstable School), 20th October 2014.

Youth group visits

Here are some of the groups who have visited Derwentwater Independent Hostel recently:

  • Scout groups
  • National Citizen Service groups
  • The CLIP project: a youth volunteering scheme run by The Conservation Volunteers
  • Youth rugby clubs
  • Young and Sweet Youth Group from Northumberland
  • North Copeland Youth Group from Cumbria
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award groups
  • Encompass: The Daniel Braden Reconciliation Trust
  • Albemarle Barracks Youth Club

We want to share Barrow House and the Lake District with as many young people as possible, and so we have a fund for subsidising youth group residentials. Click here for a poster and information sheet about the fund and residentials, and we look forward to hearing from you soon.

Derwentwater Independent Hostel
Barrow House
Borrowdale
Keswick
Cumbria
CA12 5UR
Telephone: 017687 77246
Email: reception@derwentwater.org

Thank you to Geoff Williams, Rebecca Laff, Fiona McCarthy, John and Sam Snyder, and KTA for generously providing inspiring photographs.
Thank you to Lisa Bamford at Stoats and Weasels for designing our website, and to Sam Snyder for building it.
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